Tashi is worried about his friend, the Moon. He seems thinner than usual. Maybe the Moon's Amma-ley isn't giving him enough to eat? Tashi decides to help his friend. And what does the Moon have to say? Well, he just smiles his special smile--eyes closed and no teeth showing.
Set in the remote mountains of Ladakh in India, Milky Way is a sweet tale of friendship between a boy and the moon. The story highlights the importance of the moon in Tibetan Buddhism and showcases elements of Himalayan cultures, including their delectable cuisine.
About the Author
Siddhartha Tripathi, an alumnus of La Martiniere College, Lucknow, completed his graduation in Animation Film Design from India's premier design institute, the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Over the years, he has worked as a storyteller, illustrator and animator with a wide range of clients including Virgin Comics, Katha publications, Amar Chitra katha, agencies such as Co-Design, Grey Worldwide and others such as Fox Traveller India, Smirnoff, Time-out, NID Publications, just to name a few. An avid traveler, he spends time working on his projects from Lucknow, Dharamshala and Ahmedabad. Currently working on a couple of animation short-films, illustrated books, exhibitions, he loves to teach and takes out time to work on his paintings and illustrations. His work can be found at trip-arty.blogspot.com.